Singer Songwriter


Cathy Young has been performing throughout the mid Hudson Valley as a solo acoustic act since 1997. Over the past decade, she has appeared on several local TV and radio shows, and donated her time to play at many benefit concerts. She has earned a well-deserved reputation as a talented songwriter, as well as for singing her heart out to her audiences, both big and small.

While life has led Cathy in a variety of directions, music has always been at its core. She began singing in the church choir, and writing and performing original songs in high school. Cathy played for four years in the Christian rock & worship band, Manna, which performed throughout New England. After leaving the band and going solo, she also began teaching piano & guitar. While Cathy has a large repertoire of cover tunes, the singer/songwriter is best known for her original songs. When she asks the audience for requests, it is just as likely that she will be asked to play “something original” as it is for her to play a cover tune. Each of Cathy’s songs is unique and memorable; everyone who hears her play walks away with their own favorite. She has the unique ability to weave a tale from her own personal experiences into a song – and have her listeners come away feeling as if she has spoken to them personally. Her music has an underlying current of spirituality and hope, but with a down to earth quality, born out of learning to be patient and persistent while overcoming hardship. Her songs float somewhere between acoustic rock, pop, and country, but with a style that’s “refreshing and all her own.” — Rod Ames, music writer, Texas.


“Songstress gives it her all, whatever the stage.” – John Barry, music writer for the Poughkeepsie Journal.

"Bethany's Garden"

… a haunting tale of longing and a woman’s quest, only to find that her goal was not exactly what she envisioned.

"The Wire"

… a story about leaving your comfort zone and overcoming fear (“…don’t look down,” the listener is warned.)

"Days Like These"

… the story of celebrating and appreciating a beautiful day – because you never know what tomorrow is going to bring

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My Story

Many girls dream about planning their wedding. but I always dreamed about writing my own wedding song. The spring that I graduated from college, I got engaged — and realised that I had 3 months to write MY wedding song. I was only 20 years old…



Married September 6, 2014

Tom & Carol’s song practically wrote itself. Carol wanted it to be a surprise for Tom, so I talked to Carol on the phone, alone. She wanted a song that spoke to the playful side of their relationship, but also to all of the hardships they had faced on their road to happiness together.



Married April 24, 2015

Upon receiving an invitation to EJ and Elaine’s wedding, I decided that a custom song would be the perfect gift. I wrote “No One Like You” for them, after a brief phone conversation. My partner and I performed it during their wedding reception.



Married August 27, 2015

I ended up writing Christian and Christina’s song after they were married. We had talked about it just before their wedding, and decided it would be much too stressful to try to do it before the ceremony. It turned out to be the perfect gift for their first anniversary.




Saturday August 3rd 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

Monte’s Local Kitchen and Tap Room

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